WORD-WEAVERWORD-WEAVER14 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
WAYS AND MEANS
Respect your craft, word-weaver,
fashion your songs with care:
since this may be the only way
to tell your mind
or let your lost and helpless tenderness
find its way.
So set your words' little feet
upon the page
so they may scamper, prance or pirouette
or then perform
some slow and solemn ceremonial
across the page.
Your word's embrace may not be
so direct, so real …… and yet
in truth may serve
a different safer need.
So polish your skills, weaver of words,
since the gifts you bring
may yet surpass the beauty of the rose
and lack the sting
Left on HoldLeft on Hold13 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Hello, Thank you for calling God
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Tu Quieres hablar con Dios en Espanol, Prensas dos
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(ring ring ring)
Remember a time
probably before you were nine
when the only things that mattered were you and them and it and him
when bologni or ham where the biggest decisions you made
when girls were icky and life was simple
you had that dimple and everyone pinched the fuck out of it?
Remember when even the make believe bad words were bad
so you'd say nonsense like "Shoot... bang bang"?
seven up and king chase queen on rainy days
hopscotch, monkey bars, dodgeball
we were boxball masters and no one could touch us
And all that time...
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the lord my soul to keep
And if i die before I wake
I pray the lord my soul to take
God was just a shout away to keep us safe to keep us sane